Valentine’s Day is almost here! Do you guys have any plans? Hubby and I are just planning on taking a drive and doing a hike if the weather is nice. We aren’t really into the sugary-sweet over-the-top Valentine’s Day traditions, so we usually take the day to get outdoors or go to a comedy club. I’ve never really been into decorating for Valentine’s Day either – everything is either too cartoony, too gaudy, or just… too much! Since this is the first Valentine’s Day since I’ve started blogging, I thought I would try to find different ways to decorate that are more subdued. I started first with this natural rosemary Valentine’s wreath, and today I’m sharing with you my crocheted heart door hanger.
Crocheted Heart Door Hanger Materials:
– Embroidery needle (not pictured)
This is a super quick project that I finished within a half hour. I’m a crocheter, but haven’t ever had the need to crochet hearts before, so I followed this tutorial from Petals to Picots. Just head over there and follow her fantastic pattern! I made a total of 3 hearts, each one smaller than the next.
To achieve this, I first followed Petals to Picots’ pattern to a T to make my largest heart. For my medium heart, I followed all the steps except for the last round. And finally for the smallest heart, I followed the steps and left off the last two rounds. I then cut and wove in the ends of all my hearts with my embroidery needle. Pretty easy!
But since I wanted this to be a crocheted heart door hanger, I took it further and attached all the hearts together using a simple crochet foundation chain. I did one at the top in a loop for the hanger part like so:
I achieve this by tying a knot with the end of the yarn around the top middle of the heart, then making a foundation chain and then tying the opposite end into the heart again. I followed the same process for connecting the remaining two hearts:
After I added the two smaller hearts, my crocheted heart door hanger was complete!
Isn’t it just adorable? This project is super easy, even for beginners, and like I said, it only took me about a half hour or a little less to whip up! I like that it’s totally applicable for Valentine’s Day but has a cute handmade look so that it could be kept out all year round.
I decided to hang it on the door to our master bedroom, and I must say, I think it looks quite pretty sitting there!
If you’re looking for a little bit of handmade love for some Valentine’s Day decor or a gift, definitely give this crocheted heart hanger a try! It’ll be sure to brighten up your day 🙂
How do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?